<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:02 -0700 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:02 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:55:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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<![CDATA["I'm Not Running": Warren Shuts Down 2016 Buzz Again]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:36:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP868875334282.jpg
Sorry, "Elizabeth Warren for President" holdouts. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Tuesday dealt another blow to supporters — and rivals on the right — hoping she'll enter the 2016 race, repeating...

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Iraq War Vet Tammy Duckworth Launches Senate Bid in Illinois]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
In a video to supporters, Rep. Tammy Duckworth on Monday launched a 2016 challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable...

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<![CDATA[Interlock Device for First-Time DUI Offenders?]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DUI-Interlock-Device-KNSD.jpg
Those arrested for driving under the influence in California, even as a first-time offender, could be forced to install an “ignition interlock device” in their car under a new bill.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:44:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[$120M Bond Issue Floated to Fix San Diego Facilities]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:13:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/232*120/Generic+Pothole+Generic+Road+Pothole+Pot+Hole.JPG
San Diego's deteriorating public facilities will soon get an infusion of long-awaited repair money, but it's just a small down payment on a huge backlog of badly needed fixes.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:39:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:13:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:18:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[Judge Rules in Favor of Escondido Developer]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:07:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB_ESCONDIDO_GOLF_COURSE.png
A judge ruled Friday that the City of Escondido cannot zone the former Escondido Country Club property as "open space."
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<![CDATA[Chargers Open to Mission Valley Stadium Site?]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:25:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Stadium-Scramble-72535378.jpg
San Diego’s Citizens Stadium Advisory Group (CSAG) formally announced the recommendation of Mission Valley as a potential site for a stadium Thursday, saying the Chargers are also open to the idea.

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<![CDATA[Assemblyman Rocky Chávez Announces Bid for Senate]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:27:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/republicano-rocky-chavez-senado-california-washington.jpg
California State Assemblyman Rocky Chávez announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. Senate.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:46:59 -0700 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:15:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:39:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:22:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Belated Valentine to Bolts: City Professes Commitment]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:55:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
It's now official — the San Diego City Council really, really wants the Chargers to stay.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego City Council Approves One Paseo Project]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:16:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/one+paseo+city+council+meeting.JPG
In front of a packed house, the San Diego City Council approved a controversial mix-use project in Carmel Valley, with some minor amendments.]]>
<![CDATA[Chargers to Carson? 3 Things to Consider]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dean-Spanos-Chargers.jpg
The Carson stadium financing plan would rely heavily on the sale of Personal Seat Licenses.

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<![CDATA[Skinflint Salaries Turning Off Mayor, Council Prospects?]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:09:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
If anybody's getting rich in public service, San Diego's mayor and council members hardly seem to fit that profile.]]>